Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPaimboeuf - Brittany BWAS-1793
Designed byPierre Degay (1758-1819)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
National RateTroisième RangBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Fisgard' (1797) (44)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck160' 6"Imperial Feet48.7705 
Length of Keel134' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet40.8496 
Breadth40' 8 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Draught Aft17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 


1797Broadside Weight = 388 French Livre (418.7296 lbs 189.926 kg)W005
Gun Deck28 French 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck14 French 8-Pounder
Forecastle2 French 36-Pounder Carronade
Forecastle2 French 8-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer

9.3.1797 - 1797Capitaine de VaisseauJean-Baptiste Montagnies LaroqueW005

Service History

9.3.1797Action of 1797-03-09
9.3.1797Taken by San Fiorenzo (36) off Brest, Nymphe (36) off Brest


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W005Naval History of Great Britain Volume 2 from 1793 to the accession of Georges IVWilliam JamesWeb Site

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